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Poem

Yi I

Asian Art

MEDIUM Ink on paper, silk brocade
DATES mid 16th century
DYNASTY Joseon dynasty
DIMENSIONS frame: 12 5/8 × 15 7/8 in. (32.1 × 40.3 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
ACCESSION NUMBER 2022.37.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Carroll Family Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Poem of five lines plus signature, written on a single page that is now mounted as an album leaf and framed. The lines are written in loose cursive in Chinese characters that are of uneven size and varied style. It is sealed twice, once on the mounting paper. The author and calligrapher, Yi I, is better known by his sobriquet, Yul Gok, and is much celebrated in Korea as an important promoter of the Neo-Confucian philosophy that would come to guide most aspects of life for Korea's upper classes. Yul Gok appears on the 5,000 Won note, the equivalent of the $5 bill. Poem has not been translated.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Yi I (Korean, 1536-1584). Poem, mid 16th century. Ink on paper, silk brocade, frame: 12 5/8 × 15 7/8 in. (32.1 × 40.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Carroll Family Collection, 2022.37.3 (Photo: , CUR.2022.37.3.jpg)
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